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Doctor insights on: Can A Knee Injury Lead To Blood Clots

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Can a knee injury lead to blood clots?

Can a knee injury lead to blood clots?

Yes.: Especially if there is a lot of swelling associated with your injury, and if the swelling spreads into the lower leg. ...Read more

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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Can breaking a hip lead to blood clots?

Can breaking a hip lead to blood clots?

Yes: Not directly but hip fracture will lead to stasis in blood along with immobility increase risk of deep vein thrombosis DVT tremendously . These patient should be on prophylactic dose anticoagulants. ...Read more

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Can flying with a sprained ankle cause a blood clot?

Can flying with a sprained ankle cause a blood clot?

Blood clots : Are generally caused by inactivity or lack of movement. Swelling could contribute or increase risk. So can obesity, taking oral contraception, smoking and pregnancy. If you get up and walk around, keep the foot in motion this would decrease any risk. One could also wear anti embolism stockings. ...Read more

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Can a hickey cause a blood clot which Then lead to a stroke ?!

Can a hickey cause a blood clot which Then lead to a stroke ?!

No: A hickey is a shallow bruising, blood cells leaking from tiny capillary beds that will dissolve over time. It is not a clot. Such clots occur in a moderate or big blood vessel to trigger a stroke. ...Read more

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Can a severely torn calf muscle cause a blood clot?

Can a severely torn calf muscle cause a blood clot?

Yes it's possible!: It's possible that swelling from the injury causing obstruction to venous flow (coupled with immobility of the leg due to injury) can both lead to clot formation. The problem is that swelling at the calf and below would be expected from injury alone. Blood clot below the knee is less worrisome, but if it spreads higher, then treatment would be warranted. Ultrasound would be best for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could a knee injury lead to requiring a leg amputation?

Could a knee injury lead to requiring a leg amputation?

Rarely, yes: A severe knee injury could but this is rare. Some examples 1. If you sustained a severe tibial plateau fracture, for example, which became chronically infected. 2. Knee dislocation with unrecognized damage to the artery behind the knee. ...Read more

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How can antherosclerosis and a blood clot result in death.

How can antherosclerosis and a blood clot result in death.

Well: Different ways. In atherosclerosis a piece of the hard wall of an artery can break off and block a prominent place in the brain causing a massive stroke resulting in death. A blood clot usually travels through the venous system through the heart landing in the lungs causing a pulmonary embolus or infarct (resulting in cell death). If the damage to the lung is massive enough you can die. ...Read more

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Can physical trauma case a fatal blood clot?

Can physical trauma case a fatal blood clot?

Yes: Trauma could cause blood clot deep and superficial in type. The deep one could be fatal if is not treated. ...Read more

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Can a broken wrist cause a blood clot in the arm?

Can a broken wrist cause a blood clot in the arm?

Broken wrist: Possible but not sure. Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed! ...Read more

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How can a blood clot cause a heart stroke?

How can a blood clot cause a heart stroke?

Heart stroke: A heart stroke is also known as a myocardial infarction or heart attack. A blood clot forms in a heart blood vessel. This cuts off flow to a part of the heart and that part dies. This can cause pain, rhythm and pumping disturbances. These things can result in disability or death. ...Read more

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In order for stroke to occur in pregnancy, wouldn't you need a really high blood pressure to break a artery in brain or blood clot to lodge it ?

In order for stroke to occur in pregnancy, wouldn't you need a really high blood pressure to break a artery in brain or blood clot to lodge it ?

No no no no no: That's like asking, "In order to ruin a casserole, don't you have to undercook the potatoes?" There are all kinds of ways to ruin a casserole, & stroke in pregnancy may be due to numerous causes of which BP is only 1. Stroke in pregnancy is a "heterogeneous" entity, i.e. may be due to a "laundry list" of conditions. Periodic reviews of it appear for clinicians in journals and textbooks on stroke. ...Read more

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During pregnancy could osteopath treatment cause a blood clot to go to the lung?

Theoretically possib: If you had a new blood clot in a limb being manipulated its possible, but extreemly unlikley. ...Read more

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Blood clot in leg, possible for a stroke to result?

Blood clot in leg, possible for a stroke to result?

Rarely: Leg blood clots are in the veins. If the clot breaks loose it usually goes to the lungs, which is called pulmonary embolism. If you have a hole in your heart, such as an atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale, the clot can cross into the arterial system and go to brain and cause a stroke. ...Read more

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Can a blood clot cause shin pain?

Blood clot (DVT): Generally a leg blood clot (dvt), pain is commonly felt in the calf area with swelling and redness. If pain is in the shin, anterior leg, it's not likely from a blood clot. If you're concerned about a blood clot, go to the emergency department as it could be deadly. However at your age and gender, it's unlikely. ...Read more

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If you sprain fracture or break a bone in your wrist can this cause a blood clot in the arm?

If you sprain fracture or break a bone in your wrist can this cause a blood clot in the arm?

Depends!: Rarely, depends on type of trauma! Simple linear fracture as opposed to a complicated displaced fracture? Did u require surgery? Other factors play a role! Obesity, smoking, blood clotting deficiencies, previous history of clots? Ligament,tendon sprains are usually not associated with blood clots, good luck ...Read more

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Can vomiting cause a rupture in blood vessels to the face?

Can vomiting cause a rupture in blood vessels to the face?

Yes it is possible: If vomiting is severe you can break tiny capillaries in the skin causing little red spots called petechiae. ...Read more

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Can a blood clot cause painful swelling to occur in BOTH legs/ankles?

Can a blood clot cause painful swelling to occur in BOTH legs/ankles?

Both legs swelling: It would be unusual for a clot in one leg to cause both legs to swell unless the clot is located in the inferior vena cava which drains the blood from BOTH legs. Often times bilateral leg swelling is due to other issues such as heart, kidney, lung or liver. Even medications can contribute to bilateral leg swelling. See your PMD for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more